Thursday, December 6, 2018

Anime Recommendation: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

Kira's favorite part of the opening to Season 1. "It's so cuuute!"
Recently, we finished watching the first season and the two OVA's set after same of the anime Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions. Michelle and I previewed this, since it's labeled as "Mature", but after a few episodes we thought that this was something we should view as a family.

The main thrust of the plot is people who are dealing with, or have in the recent past dealt with, having Chunibyo. The main character is Yūta Togashi, who used to call himself the "Dark Flame Master", but who is now thoroughly embarrassed by it. So much so that he chose to go to a high school where no one from his middle school could be, letting him start over.

This is all thrown off the rails when Rikka Takanashi moves into the apartment above him. You see, Rikka is still in full on Chunibyo and claims to have the "Eye of the Wicked Lord", which is her right eye with a yellow contact in it. We find out that this is partially a defense mechanism due to some tragedy in her recent past (which I'm not going to spoil for you as it's a great reveal). Yūta comes to accept Rikka for who she is, even as he tries to curb her more outrageous behavior.

The reason that we thought this should be family viewing that that Kira does role-plays with her friends at school. Nothing as serious as having the lines of reality and fantasy blur, but it is still pretty involved. We thought that she would enjoy seeing this and, while she got some ideas from it for her own stuff, she was able to understand why going too far can be an issue. There's also the lesson of accepting people for who they are rather than trying to force them into what society has decreed they should be.

Now on to Season 2, where a whole new set of complications show up.

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